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Unformatted text preview: traditions are similar to the North American bigfoot mystery, which could have been historical sightings of Gigantopithecus. 31. It is fascinating that the enlargement of the human brain and the presence of the hypoglossal canal evolved at the same time. Does this mean that language is directly associated with large brain size? I wonder what force led to the evolution of language and the position of the adult human larynx. Could the position of the larynx be a random mutation that developed accidentally in Homo sapiens? It seems reasonable that Neanderthals had the ability of speech, although Im sure it was not as advanced as our own complicated languages today. It was insightful to read that language has great internal power through the use of thought and planning. The subconscious thinks using language, and without any language to think in, we would not have thoughts, or at least very complicated ones....
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- Fall '08